Anders Jonasson | Bankeryd Sweden | 07/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the major things that makes this record so enjoyable is the playing by Kenny Drew,he has that light groovin bouncing touch in his playing that on some tracks on this CD takes Greens playing to another level, Freedom March is a good example of this.,I think the title is inspired by the "Freedom Marches" conducted by Martin Luther King that reached it s peak at this (1961)time. I know from reading the Green Biography that he was at least mentally involved. There is two other interesting things about this recording too. 1) I think that Greens version of "God bless the child" many years later inspired JImmy Ponder to record this song(James Street 1997)2)I also think that Greens version of Miles "So what" must have had some impact on Ronny Jordan.(Antidote 1992) Finally this CD shows clearly that Green had the same ability as Miles Davis,.. to swing without playing a lot of notes."
Great Set From Neglected Jazz Guitarist
Ralph Quirino | Keswick, Ontario Canada | 05/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"OK, here's a quiz... Name three jazz guitarists right off the top of your head. I know what you answered: George Benson, Wes Montgomery, John Scofield. Nobody remembers Grant Green much and that's too bad. Because at the heart of Green's playing was a funk and soul that influenced then-emerging players like Benson and Scofield. Sunday Mornin' is an exceptional reissue. Using first-rate digital remastering, the album - deleted for many a decade - returns to bins (albeit for a limited engagement) and rights a wrong. Here's hoping a new generation will come to experience the soul and passion, grace and fire of an unsung jazz guitarist who was soooo good. Love Wes Montgomery? Think George Benson is the ultimate? Get ANYTHING by Grant Green and you'll be blown away by the man's talent and agility. Smooth, cool, sophisticated jazz that's easy on ears. A classic!"